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Invitation for ASEAN ICT Awards 2017

Companies and individuals are being invited to participate in ASEAN ICT Awards 2017. Categories to be awarded are — The Public Sector, The Private Sector, Corporate Social Responsibility, Digital Content, Start-up Company, and Research and Development. Entry forms are available at www.aseanictaward.com or at mcf.org.mm.

ASEAN ICT Awards have been held annually since 2012 with the objective of encouraging new ICT innovations and inventions in the ASEAN region. Winners will receive their awards at the Telecommunications and IT Ministers Meeting/Telecommunications Senior Officials Meeting (TELMIN/TELSOM), which will be held at the end of November 2017 in Cambodia.

According to Myanmar Computer Federation officials, ASEAN ICT Awards have been held annually since 2012 with the objective of encouraging new ICT innovations and inventions in the ASEAN region. (Facebook/Myanmar Computer Federation)According to Myanmar Computer Federation officials, ASEAN ICT Awards have been held annually since 2012 with the objective of encouraging new ICT innovations and inventions in the ASEAN region. (Facebook/Myanmar Computer Federation)

Hinrich Global Trade Leader Scholarships for Six Students

Hinrich Global Trade Leader Scholarships 2017 was introduced on May 13 for students who want to study postgraduate engineering course. The full scholarship, granted to at least six students, will be jointly sponsored by Hinrich Foundation, Adidas Group, Lai Yih Footware Company, Pou Chen Myanmar, Shyang Jhuo Yue and TBS Group.

Those who win the scholarship will have to study for two years at the Vietnamese-German University (VGU), where they will have opportunities for internship during the duration of the scholarship. Once their study is completed, they will also have job opportunities at the organizations that sponsored the scholarship. This is the third time the scholarship has been offered to Myanmar. Currently, three Myanmar students who won the scholarship during the past two years are studying at VGU.

Those who receive the Hinrich Foundation Global Trade Leader Scholarships will have to study for two years at the Vietnamese-German University. Photo: SuppliedThose who receive the Hinrich Foundation Global Trade Leader Scholarships will have to study for two years at the Vietnamese-German University. Photo: Supplied

Third Job Fair at National Management Degree College

The National Management Degree College will be holding its third job fair on June 24 at its premises. The fair aims to create job opportunities for students and to supply qualified young graduates for job vacancies at companies, as well as offering internships to students who have the necessary potential.

The National Management Degree College, located at 273/279, Merchant Street, Botahtaung township, Yangon, was established in 2004. It offers Bachelor of Business Management, Bachelor of Arts (English for Professional Purposes), Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) and Bachelor of Arts (Tourism) degrees.

Officials from Yangon Region government, regional and township education offices and principals from basic education schools attend an event to introduce implementation of the National Education Strategic Plan at No. 4 Basic Education High School in Ahlone township, Yangon on May 26. (Ei Shwe Phyu/The Myanmar Times)Officials from Yangon Region government, regional and township education offices and principals from basic education schools attend an event to introduce implementation of the National Education Strategic Plan at No. 4 Basic Education High School in Ahlone township, Yangon on May 26. (Ei Shwe Phyu/The Myanmar Times)

National Education Strategic Plan Rolled Out in Yangon

An event to introduce implementation of the National Education Strategic Plan to those who gave suggestions and advice to its process took place at No. 4 Basic Education High School in Ahlone township, Yangon. Officials from Yangon Region government, regional and township education offices and principals from basic education schools were in attendance.

The National Education Strategic Plan was initiated in 2012 and was drafted based on National Education Law 2014, National Education Law Amendment 2015 and the Report on Comprehensive Education Sector Review.

Parents and students fill admission forms at No. 4 Basic Education High School in Botahtaung township, Yangon during the school enrolment week. (Naing Wynn Htoon/The Myanmar Times)Parents and students fill admission forms at No. 4 Basic Education High School in Botahtaung township, Yangon during the school enrolment week. (Naing Wynn Htoon/The Myanmar Times)

School Enrolment Week for 2017-18 Academic Year

May 25 to 31 has been designated as the school enrolment week for the 2017-18 academic year at basic education schools throughout the country.

The Ministry of Education is providing the basic education free. Text books are also given free to students. The motto for the school enrolment week is “Every School-Age Children Should Enroll and All Should Cooperate in Ending Dropouts.”

Students study digital technology in Loikaw, Kayah State, during this summer. Photo: SuppliedStudents study digital technology in Loikaw, Kayah State, during this summer. Photo: Supplied

Digital Technology Summer Classes

Digital technology summer classes were opened as part of promoting digital literacy to youths and students in far remote ethnic and rural areas. The classes were jointly conducted by Myanmar ICT for Development Organization and Telenor’s Alin Ein from Kayah State and Mandalay Region.

One hundred students attended each of the classes opened in two sessions – from May 2 to 12 and from May 15 to 26 – in the capital of Loikaw in Kayah State.

Translation by Zar Zar Soe

Source: Myanmar Times

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